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Heceta Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Heceta Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 56 foot tall conical masonry tower was erected to guide ships along the Pacific coast, north of the Siuslaw River. Its first-order Fresnel lens, whose focal plane is 205 feet above sea level, casts a light 21 miles out to sea. It was built to light a dark area between Yaquina Head and Cape Arago, a distance of some 90 miles. Today, the histor …
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Cape Meares Light (Restoration) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Meares Light (Restoration) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Cape Meares Light is a 38 foot tall octagonal brick tower sheathed in sheet iron and has a small attached workroom which was added to the structure in 1895. It had a focal plane 217 feet above sea level. Located at the southern exposure of Tillamook Bay, it resides in Cape Meares State Park. A modern structure was added on site in 1963, but the ol …
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Point Montara Light- ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Montara Light- ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located about 20 miles south of San Francisco, point Montara is a southern spur of Montara mountain which terminates in 60 foot cliffs with numerous out lying rocks. These rocks were especially hazardous to early mariners in bad weather as they sailed close to the coast approaching the Golden Gate. A fog signal station was first established here i …
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Coquille River Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Coquille River Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 40 foot tall conical brick tower covered with stucco is attached to the station’s fog signal building. The light sits on the north bank of the river where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. It originally held a fourth-order Fresnel lens with a focal plane of 47 feet above sea level. Left abandoned for many years following its deactivation, it …
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Cape Disappointment Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Disappointment Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located on a headland on the north side of the Columbia River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean, this 53 foot tall conical, dressed stone tower and attached oil house has a focal plane of 220 feet above sea level. It originally housed a first-order Fresnel lens. That lens was moved to the newly established North Head Light in 1898, and Cape …
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Ten Pound Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Ten Pound Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This brick lined cast-iron tower is 30 feet tall and sits in Gloucester’s inner harbor. It replaced an original 1821, 40-foot stone tower built on the site. When the lighthouse was taken out of service in 1956, its light was moved to other various towers. After restoration of the lighthouse, it was returned to this tower and relighted in 1989.”
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Watch Hill Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Watch Hill Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 45-foot tall square granite tower, attached to a square dwelling, is located on the north side of the east entrance to Fishers Island Sound. It replaced the first tower at this point near the Connecticut state line that had been built in 1807. The nearby oil house now houses a maritime museum, and restoration of the keeper’s dwelling is under …
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West Chop Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

West Chop Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“When this present 52-foot tall, cylindrical brick tower with attached entry house was constructed, the station’s two 1847 keeper’s dwellings were renovated. The first light at this site was a 25-foot tall stone tower built in 1817. The second light, built of brick in 1838, had to be moved away from eroding cliffs in 1847 and again in 1891. This li …
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The Cuckolds Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Cuckolds Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located off Cape Newagen, at the southern tip of Southport Island, this small light tower sits atop the original 1892 stone fog signal building and marks the passage between Sheepscot Bay and Booth Bay. The keeper’s house and other outbuildings were washed away during a winter storm in 1978. The original fourth-order Fresnel lens is now on display …
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Wood End Light – ipl’s Lighthouses – A Photographic Journey

Wood End Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses – A Photographic Journey

“This 39-foot tall, slightly tapered, square, white-washed brick tower is located near the tip of Cape Cod between Race Point and Long Point, directly across from the harbor of Provincetown. It is very similar in appearance to the nearby Long Point Light tower.”
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New Canal Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

New Canal Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This two story structure with its light tower rising from the middle of its hip roof, sits on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain at the entrance to the New Canal which connects the lake to downtown New Orleans.” Built in 1890, “The still active light is a prominent feature of Lakefront Park.”
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St. Simons Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Simons Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light sits at the southern tip of St. Simons Island at 101 12th Street. Its tower is 104 feet tall and has a 129 step cast-iron spiral staircase which can be climbed as part of the lighthouse tour. This light replaced the original 1810 light which was destroyed during the Civil War by Confederate troops as they were forced to evacuate the isl …
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St. Augustine Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Augustine Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 165-foot tower is located on St. Augustine’s Anastasia Island. It rests on an octagonal foundation and has the same one-story entry building with gable hood seen at North Carolina’s Bodie Island and Currituck Beach lighthouses. The two-story brick duplex keeper’s dwelling was built in 1875 atop a coquina (tabby) foundation. These lighthouse s …
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Stonington Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Stonington Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light was first erected on the west side of the harbor at Windmill Point in 1824. After erosion threatened the structure it was rebuilt at its present location on the east side of the harbor in 1840.”
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St. Johns River Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Johns River Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located on the grounds of the Mayport Naval Station at the mouth of the St. Johns River. Originally 66 feet tall, it was raised to its present height of 81 feet in 1887. It was replaced by a lightship positioned 7 miles out in the ocean in 1929. In 1969, the Coast Guard turned the lighthouse over to the Navy as part of the Naval Stat …
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St. Johns (Mayport) Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Johns (Mayport) Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This newer, modern-looking structure replaced the St. Johns Lightship in 1954. It sits on the grounds of the Mayport Naval Station near the ocean beach. The 64-foot tower was constructed using concrete blocks finished with an exterior coating of cement. It represents a more modern lighthouse structure which is sleek, functional and practical. It o …
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Cape Blanco Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Blanco Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 59 foot tall conical masonry tower sits on the westernmost point in Oregon and is the oldest standing lighthouse in Oregon. The tower originally held a first-order Fresnel lens which had a focal plane 245 feet above sea level. That lens was replaced by a second-order lens in 1936 which still operates in the tower today.”
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Squirrel Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Squirrel Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 25 foot tall octagonal, wood tower with attached signal building sits on the southwest point of Arrowsic Island along the eastern side of the Kennebec River. The 1-1/2 story wood framed Victorian style keeper’s house was built the same year as the tower. The tower originally held a fifth-order Fresnel lens, but it was removed in 1980 and repl …
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Sanibel Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sanibel Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 102-foot tower is a square pyramidal skeleton structure with a cylinder enclosing a stairway. It is located at Sanibel Point on the east end of Sanibel Island, a few miles from the J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This still active light is now automated.”
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Mobile Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Mobile Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1873, “This 30-foot tall iron tower sits on Mobile Point at the east side of the narrow mouth into Mobile Bay. It is located on the grounds of the Fort Morgan State Historic Site” in Gulf Shores, Alabama. “It replaced the original 1822 brick tower that had been destroyed during the Civil War.”
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St. Joseph Bay Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Joseph Bay Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This privately owned square wooden lighthouse, with a stubby tower centered atop the hip roof, was originally located in Beacon Hill at the entrance to St. Joseph Bay. When discontinued by the government in 1960, the building was abandoned and eventually moved for use as a barn. In 1979 it was moved again, this time to Simmons Bayou, and converted …
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Cape San Blas Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape San Blas Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1885 and decommissioned in 1989, this “98-foot square pyramidal skeleton tower” is “Located on Government property at the southern tip of Cape San Blas along the western edge of San Blas Bay” in Apalachicola, Florida.
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St. Marks Light ??? ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Marks Light ??? ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1842, this 75-foot tall tower is “south of Tallahassee,” Florida on Apalachee Bay at the entrance of St. Marks River, in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Damaged during the Civil War and later repaired, it is currently automated and active.
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Boca Grande Rear Range Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Boca Grande Rear Range Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This hexagonal, skeletal tower stands approximately one mile from the southern tip of Gasparilla Island” in Florida. The exact date of construction is unknown. “One account has it built in 1890, the same year as the Port Boca Grande light, in a location which ranged with that light. It was later moved on shore (having ended up in the Gulf due to s …
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Point Arena Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Arena Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Arena Light was built in 1908 and automated in 1977. It is “owned by the Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, Inc.” and resides on the California coast with an “on-site museum and… vacation rental houses.” The original tower was brick but in 1870, after being destroyed by an earthquake, it was rebuilt with “reinforced concrete.”
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Point Bonita Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Bonita Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Point Bonita Light was built on the Pacific Coast in Sausalito, California in 1877 and automated in 1981. “Located four miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, this light marks the entrance to San Francisco Bay and is the second light built here… It was the last California lighthouse to be automated and is currently owned by the National Park Servi …
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Pigeon Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Pigeon Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Pigeon Point Light is a “115 foot tall tower… on the west coast.” It was built in 1872 and automated in 1974 with an aero beacon. It is “leased to the California Department of Parks and Recreation.” The tower is located in California “between Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay.”
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Sand Island Light (AL) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sand Island Light (AL) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 132-foot tall brick conical tower stands alone on the small stone island which is just a little larger than the base of the tower itself. Once over 400 acres in size, the island has eroded away and consists only of the stone and rip rap holding it together which has been hauled in over the years to save the tower. Two other lights on the isla …
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Lightship Columbia – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Lightship Columbia – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The Lightship Columbia was commissioned in 1950 as Light Vessel No. 604, and was built by the Rice Brothers Shipyard in Boothbay, Maine. She first took her position at the important Columbia station just outside the Columbia River Bar and southwest of Cape Disappointment, Washington in 1951. Decommissioned in 1979, she was replaced by a lighted ho …
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Port Boca Grande Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Port Boca Grande Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This structure sits at the south end of Gasparilla Island and was originally known as the Gasparilla Island Lighthouse. It is a square dwelling with a pyramidal roof and a square light tower rising through its center. The station was decommissioned in 1967 but a local conservation group restored the structure and with permission of the Coast Guard …
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Pensacola Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Pensacola Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 160-foot tall brick tower shows its automated light 191 feet above sea level. It has survived the Civil War, lightning strikes and earthquakes, and has been tended by numerous keepers over the years (in one 15 year period, there were 13 different keepers). It resides inside the Pensacola Naval Air Station at the western end of Pensacola Bay.”
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Devils Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Devils Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light was the last lighthouse to be placed in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. First built as a temporary wood skeleton tower in 1891, it was replaced by this current 71 foot steel cylindrical tower in 1901. This light station consisted of two large houses – one for the keeper and another for his assistant. There was also a fog signal bu …
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Brandywine Shoal Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Brandywine Shoal Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This lighthouse is located in Delaware Bay, NJ. “This reinforced concrete lighthouse is built on a cast-iron caisson in the middle of Delaware Bay warning ships of the shoal on which it sits. This present structure replaced two previous lighthouses built here in 1828 and 1848.”
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Charlotte-Genesee Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Charlotte-Genesee Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1822 and decommissioned in 1881, “This light is located on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Genesee River. It is the second-oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes. The original keeper’s quarters was a two room limestone cottage which sat beside the 40 foot high octagonal limestone tower. The current brick dwelling replaced the cottage in 186 …
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Crisp Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Crisp Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Crisp Point Lighthouse was built in 1904 in Vermillion Michigan on Lake Superior. The lighthouse is located in a remote area “between the two small towns of Two heart and Vermillion.” Only the tower and small building next to it remain after the rest of the building was demolished.
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Duluth North Breakwater Light- ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Duluth North Breakwater Light- ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1910, Duluth North Breakwater Light “sits at the end of the north breakwater alongside the channel connecting Duluth Harbor to Lake Superior. The white and black tower is 37 feet tall and has a metal frame which is enclosed by riveted steel plates. (Photo 1994, Trip #19)”
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Cana Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cana Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light originally had a conical yellow brick tower. It was sheathed with steel plates in 1901 to prevent further deterioration of the brickwork. Today, this still operating lighthouse is licensed to the Door County Maritime Museum and is open to the public 10:00 to 5:00 daily between mid May and mid October. The tower, however, is not accessib …
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Cheboygan River East Front Range Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cheboygan River East Front Range Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is currently owned by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keeper’s Association, and in the process of restoration to its 1920 appearance. It is open to the public on weekends and holidays during the summer for a small fee. It still serves as an active aid to navigation, but mostly to guide pleasure craft entering the river.”
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Fort Gratiot Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fort Gratiot Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Initially built in 1825, the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse that exists now was built in 1861, automated in 1933 and is currently still in service. It is located in Port Huron, Michigan and “was the first lighthouse on Lake Huron.”
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Fairport West Breakwater Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fairport West Breakwater Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light sits at the end of a long, rocky breakwater that juts out into Fairport Harbor. It is a white, two-story house with red sheet metal roof. The square tower rises just above the peak of the house. Its roof and ventilator ball are also painted red to match the roof of the house below.”
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Chicago Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Chicago Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The first lighthouse here was built in 1832 on the mainland at the mouth of the Chicago River. The present light (built in 1893) was also originally located there. It was moved to its present location at the south end of the north breakwater in 1919 and the attached side buildings added at that time. The building on one side of the tower houses a …
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Nayatt Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Nayatt Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Nayatt Point Light is located in Barrington, Rhode Island. It was built in 1856 and decommissioned in 1868. “This 25-foot tall light with two-story keeper’s residence is located across Providence Harbor from Warwick. It replaced the original light built here in 1828. It has been privately owned since 1890.”
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New London Ledge Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

New London Ledge Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

New London Ledge Light is located in New London, Connecticut. It was built in 1909 and automated in 1987. “This light marks the ledge of rock it rests on and the long shoal extending from it. The square three-story brick structure sits on a 50-foot square concrete pier. The tower and lantern rise out of the center of the roof. It is now a museum, g …
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New London Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

New London Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

New London Harbor Light is located in New London, Connecticut, and it was built in 1801. “This 88-foot tall octagonal stone tower replaced the first tower that had been built at the site in 1760. Located in New London Harbor on the west side of the entrance to the Thames River, this light is the oldest lighthouse in Connecticut. Though the still ac …
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Nauset Beach Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Nauset Beach Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Located in North Eastham, Massachusetts, Nauset Beach Light was built in 1923, automated in 1952, and decommissioned in 1993. “The 48-foot tall conical cast-iron tower was originally built in 1877 as one of the twin towers at Chatham. It was dismantled and moved to Nauset in 1923 to replace the last of the Three Sisters. It stands above the Nauset …
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Spring Point Ledge Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Spring Point Ledge Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 54 foot tall cylindrical, brick ‘sparkplug’ style tower, built on a cast-iron caisson, sits at the end of a 900 foot breakwater and marks a dangerous ledge on the west side of the main shipping channel into Portland Harbor. It includes four levels consisting of a galley, keeper’s office and living quarters, assistant keeper’s quarters, and wa …
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Sea Girt Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sea Girt Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This brick, two-story, L-shaped structure has its light tower attached at the intersection of the wings. Victorian in style, it stands among similarly designed residential homes along the Atlantic shore. Being almost midway between the Twin Lights of Navesink and the Barnegat Light, it filled a darkened gap between those two lights and maintained …
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South Hyannis Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

South Hyannis Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This brick tower is attached to the one and one-half story wood framed Cape Cod keeper’s dwelling by a covered walkway. It sits on the west side of Hyannis Harbor across from Point Gammon. It served as a rear range light with a 20-foot tall wooden tower at the end of the wharf from 1885 until it was shut down in 1929. At that time, the entire lant …
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Sombrero Key Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sombrero Key Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This brown, octagonal, pyramidal skeletal tower has a central cylindrical stairwell. Its light shines 142 feet above sea level and is the tallest of the lights on the outer reefs along Florida’s Keys. It is near one of the most spectacular structures in Florida: Seven-Mile Bridge. It was the last reef light to be built by Lieutenant George Meade.”
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Fire Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fire Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Fire Island Light was built in 1858. “Located on the south shore of Long Island at the western end of the Fire Island National Seashore, adjacent to Robert Moses State Park, this 168 foot tower replaced the first 74 foot tower which was taken down because it wasn’t high enough. It was originally adjacent to the inlet to Great South Bay, but the in …
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Eastern Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eastern Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eastern Point Light was built in 1890 and automated in 1986. “Located at the northern most part of Gloucester Harbor, this 36-foot tall cylinidrical, brick tower serves as a guide to ships entering this scenic and commercial harbor from the Atlantic Ocean. It replaced the original stone tower built in 1832 at the site.”
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Sapelo Island Range Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sapelo Island Range Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 25-foot tall cast-iron range light tower sits some 660 feet to the east of the main Sapelo Island Light. During World War II, the tower served as a Coast Guard observation post against the German submarine threat. It was repainted in 1998 when the main light was renovated. The photo on the left is how it appeared in 1996 (27th trip) and the p …
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Eagle Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eagle Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eagle Island Light was built in 1839. “This 30 foot tall conical rubblestone tower is located in Penobscot Bay on the east end of the island, which is between Deer Isle and North Haven. A wood framed, two story keeper’s house and fog bell tower were built at the same time. In 1858 the lantern was fitted with a fourth-order Fresnel lens. The Fresne …
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Sapelo Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sapelo Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 90-foot tall brick tower was built by Winslow Lewis on land provided the Federal government by Thomas Spalding. It was originally built as a harbor light, guiding vessels into Doboy Sound north of St. Simons Island on their way to the increasingly busy port of Darien. It received a fourth-order Fresnel lens in 1854. Confederates damaged the t …
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Scituate Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Scituate Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“When originally built, this granite octagonal tower was 25 feet tall. In 1827 it was raised 15 feet and a new, larger lantern was installed. It is located at Cedar Point on the north side of the entrance to Scituate Harbor. It is maintained by the Scituate Historical Society and opened to the public on certain days.”
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East Chop Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

East Chop Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

East Chop Light was built in 1877. “This light stands at the edge of the East Chop cliffs above Oak Bluffs. It marks the east side of the entrance to Vineyard Haven Harbor. The 40-foot tall tower is a cylindrical cast-iron structure typical of the style built during this era. The wood framed keeper’s dwelling and brick oil house were removed in 193 …
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Duxbury Pier Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Duxbury Pier Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Duxbury Pier Light was built in 1871. “This 47-foot tall conical cast-iron tower rests on a tall concrete-filled caisson. It is located on the north side of the channel that leads to Duxbury, Plymouth and Kingston. Known locally as the ‘Bug Light’ it is now automated, but still active.”
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Harbor Beach Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Harbor Beach Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Harbor Beach Light was built in 1885. “Also known as the Sand Beach Light, this lighthouse marks the entrance to an artificial harbor near Michigan’s ‘thumb’ region. Costing nearly $1 million, the US Army Corps of Engineers built the Sand Beach Harbor as a harbor of refuge between Port Huron and Saginaw Bay. This still active lighthouse has escape …
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Sandy Hook Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sandy Hook Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 85-foot tall octagonal rubblestone tower is the only surviving U.S. lighthouse of the colonial period and therefore is the oldest lighthouse in the United States. Located at the tip of Sandy Hook, north of the highlands, it is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. It is still in operation today.”
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Mohawk Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Mohawk Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Mohawk Island Light was built in Mohawk Island, Ontario, in 1848. “Located just off shore near Lowbanks, Ontario, this light originally guided ships heading for the harbor of Port Maitland and the first Welland Canal entrance. The entrance to the Canal was moved to Port Colborne 12 miles away, but the Mohawk Island Light remained in service until …
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Ram Island Ledge Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Ram Island Ledge Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 72 foot tall, conical, granite block tower sits on a jagged stretch of rock which is visible only at low tide. The gray granite tower has the appearance of being very old, even though it is one of the more recently built lights. This light is easily seen from the Portland Head Light.” It was built in 1905.
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Stokes Bay Rear Range Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Stokes Bay Rear Range Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Stokes Bay Rear Range Light was built in Stokes Bay, Ontario in 1904. “This smaller square white wooden structure with red trim sits atop a white skeletal tower and is located on the eastern shore of the mainland at the south edge of Irish Harbour in Stokes Bay. The overall height of the structure is 61 feet.” It was automated in 1955.
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South Buffalo Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

South Buffalo Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

South Buffalo Light was built in Buffalo, New York in 1903. “This 30-foot tall conical, cast iron structure is located on the Lake Erie shore at the end of an industrial pier near the south entrance to the harbor. It is located on private property and can only be seen from afar or by boat.” It was automated in 1935.
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Prudence Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Prudence Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 30-foot tall octagonal granite tower was originally located on the southern end of Newport’s Goat Island. In 1851 it was dismantled and then reassembled at Sandy Point on Prudence Island. It was relighted in January of 1852.” It was built in 1823.
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Portland Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Portland Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 80 foot tall, conical rubblestone tower was the first lighthouse built in Maine. It is situated at the south entrance to Portland Harbor, adjacent to Fort Williams State Park. The station is currently owned by the town of Cape Elizabeth and the Museum at Portland Head Light has been located in the former keeper’s house since 1992.”
It was bui …
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Hog Island Shoal Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Hog Island Shoal Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 60-foot tall caisson-supported cast-iron lighthouse is similar in design to many built during the 1871-1915 period. It replaced the Hog Island Lightship that had been on station here since 1886. It is located near, and can be seen from, the Mount Hope River Bridge. The light is now automated.”
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Hereford Inlet Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Hereford Inlet Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This unique Victorian Stick Style dwelling marks the entrance to Hereford Inlet along the Atlantic Coast north of the Delaware Bay. The light tower rises out of the center of the house to a height of 57 feet. Surrounded by beautiful grdens, it is maintained by the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Commission and houses a museum.”
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Hillsboro Inlet Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Hillsboro Inlet Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet, this 137-foot tall octagonal, pyramidal iron skeleton tower has a metal cylinder housing the 175 stairs. This automated beacon is still active today.”
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Old Point Comfort Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Old Point Comfort Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Old Point Comfort Light was built in 1802 and is located in Hampton, Virginia. The lighthouse is registered on the National Register of Historic Places and was damaged in the Civil War but has since been “restored to its original condition.” “It is the second oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay”
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Hendricks Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Hendricks Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 39 foot tall, square, brick tower is the second light tower at the site, the first having been built in 1829. It is located on a small promontory on the west side of Southport Island, bordering the east side of the Sheepscot River mouth. The present tower originally held a fifth-order Fresnel lens that was replaced in 1979. The light was disc …
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Ocracoke Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Ocracoke Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Ocracoke Light was built in 1823 and is located in Ocracoke, North Carolina. It is the oldest lighthouse in operation along the coast of North Carolina. This lighthouse replaced the lighthouse that was built on Shell Castle Island in 1798.
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Little Cumberland Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Little Cumberland Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located on the northern tip of Little Cumberland Island on St. Andrews Sound. It is the most southerly of Georgia’s five standing lighthouses. In the years prior to the Civil War, it was sometimes referred to as the St. Andrews Lighthouse. Surrounded by a heavy stand of trees, only the tip of the tower is visible from the water. Toda …
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Key West Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Key West Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light sits at the southern tip of Florida’s Keys. The tower is 86 feet tall, having been raised from its original height of 66 feet in 1894. The first lighthouse in Key West was built in 1825 closer to the shore on Whitehead Point, but was destroyed during a hurricane in 1846. This new tower was built on higher ground and further inland to he …
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Loop Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Loop Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light stands on the Clare shore at the Mouth of the Shannon which leads into the River Shannon. The first lighthouse here was built around 1670 and was a cottage-type light. That first light was replaced with a more conventional tower in 1802, and the present light built in 1854. It was converted to electricity in 1971 and automated in 1991. …
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Oak Island Light – ipl’s lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Oak Island Light – ipl2’s lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1958, this lighthouse “replaced the Cape Fear Light” and is located in Southport, North Carolina. Constructed out of “black, white, and gray” concrete this tower stands “155 feet tall.” “This light has the newest and most powerful beam of all American lighthouses.”
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Long Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Long Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This slightly tapered, square, white-washed brick tower marks the end of a sandy arm of land curving back toward Provincetown on Cape Cod. It is also known as the Provincetown Harbor Light. The tower is 38 feet tall, and is very similar in appearance to the nearby Wood End Light tower. It replaced the original light built in 1827 at this site.”
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Newport Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Newport Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Newport Harbor Light lighthouse is located on Goat Island, Rhode Island. The lighthouse station was built in 1865 out of granite stone and stands 35 feet tall. It was automated in 1963 and “was completely renovated by the Coast Guard in 1989.”
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Marblehead Light (Mass.) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Marblehead Light (Mass.) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 105-foot tall cast iron tower is the only skeletal lighthouse built in New England. It is located on Marblehead Neck at the entrance to Marblehead Harbor. It replaced a squat tower that had become obscured by new buildings in the area. That original tower was built in either 1833, 1836 or 1838 depending on which account one is to believe. The …
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Kyleakin Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Kyleakin Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 69 foot tall, white conical tower is located on the small island of Eilean Ban. It sits beneath the Skye bridge, which connects mainland Scotland to the Isle of Skye off the western coast of Scotland. It was designed by David and Thomas Stevenson. The light is not operational any more as navigational lights are now displayed on the bridge ins …
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Plymouth Light- ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Plymouth Light- ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Originally built as twin 39-foot tall octagonal pyramidal towers 30 feet apart, they were too close together to be effective. One of the lights was discontinued in 1924, but this remaining light is still in service. It is located on Gurnet Point on the north side of the entrance to Plymouth Bay. It is also known as the Gurnet Light. The site is no …
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Montauk Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Montauk Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Originally 78 feet tall and constructed of sandstone blocks from Connecticut, the height of this octagonal pyramidal tower was increased to 110 feet in 1860. The present two story Colonial, brick keeper’s house was also constructed in 1860. It housed a head keeper and his family and two assistant keepers. Today it houses a museum. Located at the e …
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Marshall Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Marshall Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 31 foot tall brick and granite tower replaced the original 1832 rubblestone tower. It stands at the southern tip of the peninsula and marks the east side of the entrance to Port Clyde Harbor. This current tower was originally equipped with a fifth-order Fresnel lens. The Fresnel lens was removed in 1935. Presently the tower is equipped with a …
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Morris Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Morris Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Located at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, the first light here was built in 1767 and was one of only two lighthouses found south of the Delaware Bay by the end of the Revolution. The original tower was destroyed during the Civil War. The keeper’s dwelling of this present light has been claimed by erosion and the tower itself is now surrounded …
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Minots Ledge Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Minots Ledge Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Originally built as an iron pile lighthouse in 1850, that first tower was downed by a storm in 1851. For the next nine years a lightship guarded the dangerous reefs around Minots Ledge. This present tower stands 97 feet tall and is built of granite blocks laid on top of foundation stones weighing two tons each. It is also known as the ‘lovers ligh …
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Plum Beach Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Plum Beach Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 54-foot tall cylindrical cast-iron caisson-supported tower sits near the Jamestown Bridge at the western entrance to Narragansett Bay. It became ineffective when the bridge was built in 1940 and was discontinued the next year. Abandoned a few years later, it has fallen to the elements and is badly deteriorated. Friends of Plum Beach Lighthous …
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Perkins Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Perkins Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 23 foot tall octagonal, wood tower sits on a seven-acre island along the eastern side of the Kennebec River. The two-story wood framed keeper’s house and barn were built at the same time as the tower. The tower originally held a fifth-order Fresnel lens which was removed when the station was automated. This light is the first of four Kennebec …
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Pemaquid Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Pemaquid Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 38 foot tall, conical rubblestone tower is located at Pemaquid Point on the western side of Muscongus Bay. It’s current fourth order Fresnel lens was installed in 1856 and was Maine’s first light to be automated in 1934. The tower is owned by the Coast Guard, but the remainder of the property is owned by the town of Bristol which operates the …
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Owls Head Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Owls Head Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Situated on a promontory south of Rockland Harbor in Penobscot Bay, this light is located in the scenic Owls Head State Park. Although the tower is only 20 feet tall, it sits on a hill that places it 100 feet above the water. A fourth-order Fresnel lens was installed in 1856 and still shines from the light today.”
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Umpqua River Light- ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Umpqua River Light- ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 65 foot tall conical tower is made of brick with a stucco covering. It holds a first-order Fresnel lens that has a focal plane 165 feet above sea level and can be seen 19 miles out to sea. It is located along the Pacific coast, above the entrance to Winchester Bay at the mouth of the Umpqua River. This is the second lighthouse erected on this …
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Indian Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Indian Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This 37 feet current square, brick inactive tower is “located at the east entrance to Rockport Harbor” in Indian Island, Maine. It was built in 1874 and decommissioned in 1934. “It replaced the island’s first beacon, built in 1850. The entire complex is now privately owned”.
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Prescott Harbor Inner Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Prescott Harbor Inner Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 40 foot tall light is a replica of an old, generic lighthouse. It sits along the St. Lawrence River and houses a tourist information center.” It is located in Prescott, Ontario, Canada and the date of construction is unknown.
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Sunken Rock Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sunken Rock Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1882, this lighthouse is located in Alexandria Bay, New York. It “sits atop one of the smallest islands in the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence Seaway. A large underwater rock, extremely dangerous to passing ships, is marked by this light.”
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Biloxi Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Biloxi Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 61-foot tall conical cast iron tower stands between the east- and west-bound lanes of U.S. Highway 90 and is the centerpiece of the city of Biloxi. In 1867 it was coated with black coal tar as a rust retardant. This action started a myth that it was painted black to mourn Abraham Lincoln’s death. It was repainted white in 1869, since the dark …
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Old Field Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Old Field Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Old Field Point Light was built in Old Field, New York, in 1868. “Replacing the first lighthouse at the site which was built in 1823, this light has an octagonal wooden tower which sits on top of the two and a half story granite keeper’s house. It originally housed a fourth-order Fresnel lens and its focal plane was 74 feet above sea level. It sits …
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Dutch Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Dutch Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Dutch Island Light was built in Jamestown, Rhode Island in 1857 to replace the original lighthouse that was “built in 1827.” It stands 42 feet tall and sits along the Atlantic Ocean. It was built to help “guide ships into Dutch Island Harbor as well as through the west entrance to Narragansett Bay.” The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1979.
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Doubling Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Doubling Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Doubling Point Light was built in Arrowsic, Maine in 1898. It is located on “a sharp double bend in the Kennebec River on the northwest end of Arrowsic Island.” The lighthouse, along with 3 others, helped to guide “ships from the Atlantic Ocean to the shipbuilding town of Bath, Maine.”
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Detroit River Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Detroit River Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Detroit River Lighthouse was built in 1885. “This three-story steel-sided tower sits on a six-sided, elongated stone and cement foundation in Lake Erie at the entrance to the Detroit River. The attached building houses a fog signal. The signal and light are still active.”
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Boston Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Boston Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Boston Light, built in 1783 is located on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor. Boston Light marks “the site of the first lighthouse in the United States” which was built in 1716, and is the last remaining “manned lighthouse.”
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Carquinez Strait Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Carquinez Strait Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Carquinez Strait Light in Vallejo, California was built in 1910 and decommissioned in 1951, the surviving building is now privately owned and is the office of a marina. “This two and one-half story, 28 room, wood frame keepers’ dwelling is what is left of the Carquinez Strait lighthouse. Originally a three story, square, wooden tower was attached n …
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Cape Neddick Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Neddick Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Nicknamed, Nubble Light, Cape Neddick Light is of a cylindrical shape and painted white. Built in 1879, it rests “off the eastern point of” the rocky island of Cape Neddick in York Beach, Maine. This “cast-iron plated” structure measures 41 feet tall and is connected, by a walkway, to a two-story wooden Victorian style lightkeeper’s house. A red …
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Cape Lookout Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Lookout Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape Lookout Light is a black-and-white diamond patterned lighthouse located at the Core Banks in Beaufort, North Carolina. Erected in 1859, it replaced the original one built on the site in 1812. Its distinctive daymarker graphic was painted on its surface in 1873 to aid boater navigation during daylight hours. The lighthouse was automated in 1 …
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Cape May Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Cape May Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The current 157-foot lighthouse, built in 1859, is the third structure to rest on its present site in Cape May, N.J. Its predecessors were “built in 1823 and 1847. Marking the entrance to the Delaware Bay, it is presently leased to the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and is open to the public. It is still an active light maintained by the Coast G …
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Peninsula Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Peninsula Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The tower which was built in 1866, automated in 1922 and decommissioned in 1936 is open to public. It is located “at the end of the point which separates Big Bay De Noc from Little Bay De Noc at the north end of Green Bay” in Rapid River, Michigan “and is a part of Hiawatha National Forest.”
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Tawas Point Light (Winter) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Tawas Point Light (Winter) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Originally built in 1852, the Tawas Point Light had to be moved in 1876 because Tawas Point (also known as Ottawa Point) on which it sits had moved more than a mile due to shifting sands! Tawas point sits at the end of a peninsula which separates Tawas Bay from Lake Huron. The light is still in operation and is under the care of the US Coast Guard …
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Port Washington Breakwater Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Port Washington Breakwater Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1935, Port Washington Breakwater Light, …”is a white square steel tower resting on a four-legged square concrete base. It is typical of the modern design and is identical to the Indiana Harbor East Breakwater Light. (Photo 1989, Trip #8)”
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Sodus Point Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sodus Point Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The original lighthouse built at this site on Lake Ontario was erected in 1825. The current 45 foot tall square limestone tower and attached two-story limestone residence was completed in June of 1871. Today it houses a maritime museum run by the Sodus Bay Historical Society.”
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Sheboygan Breakwater Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sheboygan Breakwater Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

In 1915, the Sheboygan Breakwater Light was built in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. “This light was originally fitted with a round cast iron lantern, but today it has a glass lens lantern mounted on top of the conical steel tower. It sits at the end of a .3 mile breakwater that reaches out into Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Sheboygan River.”
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South Manitou Island Light — ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

South Manitou Island Light — ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

This page includes an image of the South Manitou Island Light, as well is basic information about it’s creation (built 1871) and location (South Manitou Island, Michigan). The original lighthouse was rebuilt, although the keeper’s residence is the same. It is now a historical museum.
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Bete Grise (Mendota) Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Bete Grise (Mendota) Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This pale yellow two story dwelling with attached square tower is located on the Mendota Ship Canal linking Lac La Belle with Lake Superior. It is also known as the Mendota Light. . . . The private owners reactivated the light on July 5, 1998.”
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Passage Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Passage Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This octagonal fieldstone light tower is attached to the 1.5 story Norman Gothic keepers quarters . . . and sits at the southwestern end of Passage Island. . . . The tower is 44 feet high with a focal plane of 78 feet. It originally held a fourth order Fresnel lens which was removed in 1989. This still active light is identical to the Sand Island …
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Sand Island Light (WI) – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Sand Island Light (WI) – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1881 and automated in 1921, this Sand Island Light is located in Sand Island, Wisconsin. “This light is located on the western side of Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands. The original brownstone structure has survived the years well intact. In 1933 the automated light was moved from the lighthouse to a metal tower standing in front of it. The …
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Niagara River Range Lights – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Niagara River Range Lights – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

The Niagara River Range Lights was built in 1903 in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada. “These lights sit on the western bank of the Niagara River where it opens into Lake Ontario. The front light (at left) is located in a small marina.”
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Eagle Harbor Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eagle Harbor Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Eagle Harbor Light was built in 1871 on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. “This light is located 32 miles northeast of Houghton. A fog signal building was added in 1895. It is still an active light and the keepers dwelling is operated as a public museum.”
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McGulpin’s Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

McGulpin’s Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

McGulpin’s Point Light was built in 1896, in Mackinaw City, Michigan. “This light, near Fort Michilimackinac, is now a private residence. The lantern room has been removed, but the distinctive octoganal brick tower remains. (Photo 1987, Trip #2)” (ipl2.org)
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Braddock Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Braddock Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located just west of Rochester, New York along the Lake Ontario shore. By 1954 the tower had suffered such extensive damage that the upper two-thirds had to be removed. Today, the lighthouse, with its squat, truncated tower, is a private residence.”
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Grosse Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Grosse Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This 90-foot-tall light tower was originally made of brick but its walls were covered with 4 inches of concrete in 1914 to prevent further deterioration. … It was relighted in 1946 and is still maintained as a private aid to navigation.”
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Whitefish Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Whitefish Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The lighthouse at Whitefish Point stands guard over the area known as the Graveyard of the Lakes, the site of many major shipwrecks, including the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975. The current ‘iron pile’ tower replaced an earlier structure which was ill suited to survive the harsh Lake Superior winters. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society opera …
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Grand Marais Harbor Lights – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Grand Marais Harbor Lights – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Two range lights, one on the pier, the other on the shore (shown here), mark the boundary between West Bay and Lake Superior. The old keeper’s house in downtown Grand Marais is now home to a maritime museum.”

It was built in 1922.

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Presqu’ile Point Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Presqu’ile Point Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“Overlooking Lake Ontario and guarding Presqu’ile Bay, this lanternless 67 foot tall octagonal tower is now part of Presqu’ile Provincial Prk. The Museum of Natural History is housed inside the keeper’s house.”

It was built in 1840.

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Squaw Island Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Squaw Island Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light is located at the north end of Squaw Island, which is the northernmost island in the Beaver Island archipelago. This red brick structure with red roof was abandoned long ago. It, and the island, are privately owned.”

It was built in 1892.

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Isle Royale Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Isle Royale Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This still active light is located on Menagerie Island about two miles off the southern shore of Isle Royale in Lake Superior. The 61 foot tall, octagonal sandstone tower is attached to a two story red sandstone keepers quarters, and originally held a fourth order Fresnel lens. The light is part of the Isle Royale National Park.”
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St. Clair Flats Old Channel Range Lights – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Clair Flats Old Channel Range Lights – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“These lights were first built in 1859 and the taller rear light tower has survived intact. The front light started to lean badly and its foundation began to settle. In 1875 the present tower was erected. Once again, however, the tower is leaning noticeably. The lights were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.”
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False Duck Island Light- ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

False Duck Island Light- ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1967, 30 foot tall False Duck Island Light “was built as a memorial to the seamen of Prince Edward County who had lost their lives in Lake Ontario waters. The lantern and light atop the tower are from the original lighthouse on False Duck Island which served from 1829 until 1965, when a new, modern structure was built on the island. This m …
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St. Joseph North Pier Inner & Outer Lights – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

St. Joseph North Pier Inner & Outer Lights – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“The first light at the mouth of the St. Joseph River, completed in 1832, was the first lighthouse constructed on Lake Michigan. These two pier lights which eventually replaced it are still in operation today, one of the few still active pier light systems on the Great Lakes. These lights were the featured Lake Michigan lighthouse on the Great Lake …
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Lansing Shoal Light – ipl???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Lansing Shoal Light – ipl2???s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Built in 1928, “this light is located about 9 miles north of Beaver Island, Michigan. The 59-foot-tall lighthouse sits on a concrete pier that is 74 feet square and 20 feet high. It replaced Lightship No. 55 that had been in service here since 1900. This was one of the last major new offshore light stations constructed on the Great Lakes. It is sim …
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Milwaukee Pierhead Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Milwaukee Pierhead Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light was first established in 1872 but was rebuilt into the tower that stands today in 1906. The original lantern and lens have been altered as well, from a round lantern housing a Fourth Order Fresnel lens to a 10-sided lantern housing a Fifth Order Fresnel lens.”
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Selkirk Light – ipl’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

Selkirk Light – ipl2’s Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey

“This light sits at the mouth of the Salmon River on Lake Ontario about 4 miles west of Pulaski. It has been privately owned for more than 90 years. The aluminum-sided addition with a porch was added on the rear of the building in 1973.”
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